Feed the Future
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Extension: Evaluation Overview

Click on the resource icon in the right hand corner above to access the full text. This is one out of a series of fact sheets on classic and proven methods of extension delivery with lots of practical tips intended for extension practicioners, trainers and facilitators. 

Evaluation is the final step in the Education and Extension process. This step is important for assessing progress andidentifying opportunities for improvements.

It should be an on-going process carried out both while and after activities (or projects) are implemented.

How is evaluation used?

While evaluation is often used to assess impact, it should also be used to assess the effectiveness of the message and the delivery format or message packaging. Thus, the ultimate purpose of evaluation is to improve performance by listening to and responding to users and intermediaries. Through on-going interaction with farmers and development workers, feedback/information should be collected on: ...